Bhimavaram at a Glance (A Major Town In West Godavari Dsitrict - Andhra pradesh - INDIA )
Bhimavaram is a temple town of Lord Someswara, which is one of the five famous holy Pancharamas (five holy shrines of Lord Shiva). It is a pilgrim town, Where the king of Eastern Chalukya kings king Chalukya Bheema in the year 890-918 A.D he himself laid foundation and constructed a Siva temple. It is present Gunupudi. In the name of king Chalukya Bheema a town (puram) Bhimapuram developed.Bhimapuram gradually changed into present Bhimavaram town. Bhimavaram is the gift of king Chalukya Bheema. It is now developed into a prominent town. According to holy scriptures 'Bheema' means Lord Eeswara (lord Siva).
In the years 1120-1130 Bhimavaram main road linked with its adjacent villages Vissakoderu, Undi, Peda Amiram, in and around full of mango groves, and with Palmyra, tamarind and pipal trees. Then it is a Smallwood with thorny bushes. Difficult to walk even to pedestrians. In the year 1150 some migrate families cut the trees, cleared the thorn bushes, and leveled the land to dwell and settled. It is said by the elders then Bhimavaram is neither a town nor a village. It is in between even in the year 1935.
At present Bhimavaram:
Now present bhimavaram is a centre of aqua and
paddy business. prime centre of commerce and business,
a fully developed education centre with many education
Institutions. Present with a population of
2 lakhs, divided into 39 wards geographically.
Now it is upgraded as a special grade Municipality.
It is a prominent cultural centre. It is an epicenter
of district political activities, facilitated
with all Regional offices. It is a town where
the per capita income is high. Here all products
from cottage products to multinational sophisticated
products available. It is not only an agricultural
town but also aqua culture town. It is producing
rich aqua wealth in our country and it is next
to Cochin. (a major seaport city in Kerala state
of India abundant with rich aqua wealth).
Bhimavaram is connected to by road and rail to all major cities. It has two railway stations (junction and town stations) and a bus station with a bus depot with several fleet of buses. It has train facility connected to metropolitan cities, such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkota and connected with a train to temple city "Tirupathi".
Bhimavaram now progressing with overall development. It is a town of many religions, castes and sub castes. It is a cosmopolitan town with communal harmony and religious tolerance.